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'durrrr Challenge' Update 14: Antonius Bounces Back with $142,000 Win

'durrrr Challenge' Update 14: Antonius Bounces Back with $142,000 Win 0001

At last, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius are truckin' along when it comes to their pot-limit Omaha "durrrr Challenge" match, playing their fourth session in as many days on Saturday night. Though in their last meeting, Dwan walked away $160,000 to the good, Antonius erased most of those gains in this session, emerging a $141,834 winner. With 11,949 of the required 50,000 hands completed, Antonius holds an overall lead of $61,412 over Dwan.

Things got rolling just before 8:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, with both players buying in for $80,000 on each of the four $200/400 PLO tables. After thirty minutes or so of exchanging mostly small pots, their first all-in confrontation unfolded with Antonius leading off the action with a pre-flop raise to $1,200. Dwan three-bet to $3,600 and Antonius put in a small reraise to $6,000. That didn't deter durrrr, who bumped it to $18,000, earning a flat-call from Antonius. Dwan bet $36,000 on the {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and Antonius moved in for the $53,493 he had behind. Dwan called and the cards went on their backs, Dwan with {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} for top two pair and a straight draw and Antonius with {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} for a wrap draw. The {6-Clubs} on the turn filled Antonius' straight and the river fell the {a-Hearts}, with Antonius taking down the $142,986 pot.

Things really didn't get much better from there for Dwan. On a board reading {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} on the turn, Dwan got the rest of his stack in with {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for top two pair and a gutshot straight draw against Antonius' {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} for the same two pair, but Antonius hit the {7-Clubs} on the river to make sevens full of aces and wrest away the $154,771 pot. Shortly thereafter, the challenge's third-largest pot to date unfolded. Antonius kicked things off with a raise to $1,200 that Dwan three-bet to $3,600. Antonius called and they saw a flop of {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Dwan bet $4,800 and Antonius smooth-called. The {5-Spades} hit the turn and Dwan checked, Antonius put out a $16,800 bet and Dwan check-raised to $67,200. Antonius called the additional $50,400 and to the river they went… the {4-Spades}. With only $22,733 behind after that turn bet, Dwan put the rest of his stack in the middle and Antonius quickly called, rolling over {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for an eight-high straight. Dwan's {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, a better than 9:1 favorite on the flop, was toast, Antonius hitting running cards to win the $196,655 pot and leaving Dwan to rebuy for $40,000.

Antonius continued to roll, reraising Dwan's $1,200 opening bet to $3,600 and earning a call in another big hand. Antonius checked the {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, opening the door for Dwan to bet $4,800. Antonius came in for a raise to $21,600 and Dwan moved all in, Antonius calling the $15,146 balance. It was {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts} for Dwan and {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for Antonius; two pair against an overpair and a gutshot straight draw. Antonius continued to run hot, hitting the {3-Clubs} on the turn to make a wheel and the {j-Hearts} on the river missed Dwan's remaining outs. The $80,691 pot was shipped to Antonius and Dwan dug into his virtual pocket for another rebuy.

Dwan did get a little bit of revenge later in a $154,675 pot where he turned a wheel and Antonius three-bet him all in on the turn holding a set of aces, but the session clearly belonged to the Finn, who quit Dwan after a little over three hours of play, with the two logging 966 hands.

Patrik Antonius: im done for tonight 5 40am here we can play tomorrow

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